2019 Fall Dinner November 25th

We are very pleased to announce that our Fall Mushroom Dinner will be held on Monday, November 25th at our favourite Piatto Restaurant.

Please join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fine dining!

The price is $65 per person. Please pay online at http://www.myctor.org/events/dinner.

For further information please contact Joanne Hamblin, MST President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 7th Meeting Video Available

Robert Rogers' presentation The 22 Myths of Medicinal Mushrrooms is now available to MST members to watch on the meetings video page.

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The Twenty Myths of Medicinal Mushrooms explores the reality behind often-cited statements found in books, and online media.
In this presentation we will explore some of the common misconceptions associated with picking mushrooms in the wild, mycelium vs fruiting body benefits, wild vs cultivated, drug interactions (both positive and negative), and assorted other misnomers.

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor at York University. He presently teaches plant medicine, including plant and mushroom medicine, aromatherapy and flower essences in the Earth Spirit Medicine faculty at the Northern Star College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Robert is past chair of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Community Health Council of Capital Health. He is a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition, past-chair of the medicinal mushroom committee of the North American Mycological Association and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Fungi magazine and Discovery Phytomedicine. He is the author of 52 books on medicinal plants and fungi of the boreal forest, including The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America.

MST 2020 Calendar Available

Congratulations to our 2019 Photo Contest winners!

Thanks to all the members that submitted a fungi photo to our photo calendar contest. We received some fabulous submissions.

The 2020 calendars will be available for sale for $10 at upcoming MST meetings and events. If you are not able to attend and would like to purchase a calendar, please contact Roman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winners are entitled to receive a free copy of the calendar. 

2020 Calendar Contest Winners

  • Aaron Harding
  • Annabel & Michael S. Brown
  • Margaret Dent
  • Maureen Hulbert
  • Michael Jonsson
  • Nathaniel Russell
  • Nick Trainos
  • Robin Green
  • Sara Scharf
  • Sarah Mulholland
  • Sheryl McKee
  • Teresa Lee
  • Tobias Edwards
  • Tom Woyzbun
  • Ulrike Kullik
  • Walt Sturgeon

Intro to Field ID Course repeat session October 2019

Due to popular demand, the MST is pleased to announce a repeat session of 12 Easy Genera: An Introduction to Field Identification of Mushrooms​, on Wednesday, October 9th.

This popular course will be given by Kathy Vatcher. It focuses on common genera of gilled mushrooms, boletes and other fungi which can be identified fairly easily in the field. This is a general introduction to identification and does not specifically focus on edible species.

It will be held in the upstairs studios at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Doors will be open at 7:00pm for members who wish to bring in mushrooms for identification. This will be followed by a 2-hour presentation beginning at 7:30pm. There will be a short break for refreshments.

The course is available to MST members only and will be limited to 60 participants. The cost of the course is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. Please register by October 2nd, 2019.

MST members may register on the course signup page. This course always fills up with a waiting list, so don't delay! For more information, please contact Kathy Vatcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..